What's your favorite quote by a fighter

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  1. Mike Cannon

    Mike Cannon Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Anybody heard/read this " it took you 11 rounds to knock me out ( a blind man ) I am keeping your eyes open until the 11th, then knock you out " if true, the fighter ? keep well.
     
  2. Saad54

    Saad54 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Iran Barkley: "I didn't have time to bleed:
     
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  3. Barrf

    Barrf Member Full Member

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    Galento. Best part was he'd apparently regularly prank call Louis's house, and when Louis picked up, Galento would say "I'm gonna moida you!" and hang up.
     
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  4. Barrf

    Barrf Member Full Member

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    Golota was vindicated by the doctor who examined him after. Broken cheek bone, slipped disc in his neck, and a concussion. He didn't quit because he was a quitter, he quit because he knew he'd been far more injured by that punch than it appeared. Certainly some fighters wouldn't quit under those circumstances, but I won't hate on someone who did.
     
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  5. willfightforcake

    willfightforcake New Member Full Member

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    What a great idea for a thread! Mine is Jack Dempsey responding to his wife who asked what happened after losing to Gene Tunney, "Honey, I forgot to duck"
     
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  6. Flo_Raiden

    Flo_Raiden Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Sugar Robinson once told a fighter. “We better touch gloves because this is the only round.”

    He then proceeds to knock the guy out in a round.
     
  7. janitor

    janitor Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Something similar allegedly happened with Sam Langford.

    He offered his opponent, the opportunity to touch gloves at the start of N round.

    "Why are we doing this, it is not the last round?"

    "For you it is!"
     
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  8. Cecil

    Cecil Boxing Addict Full Member

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    “I don’t know who da guy is but I’ll moida da bum.”
    Two Ton Tony Galento when asked if he’d heard of William Shakespeare.
     
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  9. Gazelle Punch

    Gazelle Punch Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Lol he was a character
     
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  10. Gazelle Punch

    Gazelle Punch Boxing Addict Full Member

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    "I want to keep fighting because it's the only thing that keeps me out of the hamburger joints. If I don't fight, I'll eat this planet."- George Foreman…I can relate need more foremanisms here
     
  11. richdanahuff

    richdanahuff Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Jerry Quarry when asked about luck "I dont believe in luck I believe in preparation meeting opportunity"
     
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  12. catchwtboxing

    catchwtboxing Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Also, when he saw his opponent's trainer slicing oranges.

    "What are you doing?"

    "I'm slicing oranges for my fighter to suck on between rounds."

    "Man, you ain't going to need them oranges."

    Knocked him out in the first.
     
  13. George Crowcroft

    George Crowcroft 'Snarky Little Gobshite' - IntentionalButt Full Member

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    It's badass, no doubt. But it does annoy me a little that he didn't realise it'd also be the last round for himself too. It's not like he'd do a few more once he'd knocked the guy out, is it?
     
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  14. catchwtboxing

    catchwtboxing Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    "I told my wife they were going to give me a million to fight Tommy Morrison, and she said 'we don't need that, you're retired.'"

    "So I told my wife, honey, they are going to give me three million to fight Tommy Morrison, and she told me 'George, we don't need the money, You're retired."

    "So I told my wife, honey, they are going to give me seven million to fight Tommy Morrison, and she told me 'Are you afraid of Tommy Morrison?'"
     
  15. Pugguy

    Pugguy Active Member Full Member

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    After he was KO’d by Ali, Bob Foster said something to the effect that no man had the right to be that fast.

    While he might’ve, I don’t know if Foster even qualified Ali’s speed relative to being a HW. Just an impression of absolute speed.